“The EFL has now determined that it is appropriate to consider this matter in the context of a number of EFL Regulations whilst also noting that the alleged actions appear to contravene the club’s Charter that all EFL clubs agreed to in summer 2018,” read the statement.
“The Football Association has also confirmed they are considering the same matter in line with its own rules.”
The authorities continued to reference that statement on Wednesday night. Bielsa reiterated his certainty that while the ethics of his actions could be discussed, no rules have been broken.
“My behaviour has been debated and many people have made an opinion,” he said.
“Many have condemned the act of behaviour. They’ve said it was immoral and violated the fair play and cheating. The club thought it was obliged public excuses to Derby County. I was publicly told that my behaviour was not respecting the principles and integrity that are the basis of the club.
“My goal is to make this easier for the investigation. By doing this I assume the possible sanctions by the authorities.”